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2030 Town Hall: COP 21 and What it Means for Ontario Cities

09 March 2016

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Hon. Glen Murray, MPP - Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

COP 21 in Paris marked a significant refocussing of Canada's commitment to combat climate change, to be followed by a landmark First Ministers meeting in Vancouver on March 3 to begin the development of a National Framework on Climate Change.

The Toronto 2030 District invites you to our inaugural Town Hall reception where the Hon Glen Murray, Ontario's Minster of the Environment will provide an update on what COP 21 and the National Framework means for Urban Centres in Ontario.

The event will take place at Allied REIT's new Queen-Richmond Centre West atrium, one of Toronto's most exciting new commerical spaces, mixing new sustainable building technologies with elements of Toronto's industrial past.


Registration Opens: 5:30pm
Keynote: 6:30pm

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST) 

Queen-Richmond Centre West - 134 Peter Street Toronto, ON M5V 2H2 CA

About Toronto 2030 District

The Toronto 2030 District is a unique public/private effort to support building sector stakeholders to significantly improve building performance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in downtown Toronto by the year 2030.

Founded by the Ontario Association of Architects and Sustainable Buildings Canada, along with over 40 stakeholder organizations, the 2030 District supports multi-stakeholder collaboration to identify both the technical and systemic barriers and opportunities to emissions reductions, while seeking to promote Toronto as a global leader in addressing climate change.

Reducing urban greenhouse gas emissions related to energy-use, water-use, waste and transportation is both a technical challenge and a social challenge. It requires the participation of stakeholders from all building sectors, service areas, utilities, community groups and government. The 2030 District provides a unique platform to look at how and why emissions are generated across the city core, and come up with collaborative, widely supported solutions to address them.